Now everyone knows how men find each other for sex and Larry Craig has ruined it for everyone. Here's what I'm told: Men who have sex with each other in bathrooms all knew what it meant to "tap your foot." And men who don't have sex with men in bathrooms did not. Now, Larry Craig's arrest and subsequent news stories means that everyone knows what it means when the man in the stall next to you taps is foot. Now how are they going to find each other? This revelation of the code makes it very dangerous to use the code. We are reminded again that while it may be convenient, security through obscurity never, ever, works.
A whole world of sex going on in the room next to the room where women just pee, poop, change a tampon, and wash their hands. I never knew that right next door men were in their room communicating each other. Women don't talk to or look at with each other unless there is a line and we need to arrange ourselves in sequence. I knew the men had sex with each other in bathrooms but I guess that I thought that they found each other somewhere else and
I loved this collection of Slate editors' emails to each other as the story broke, and it's headline "Craig's Lust."
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